Navy seeking information on long-range aerial maritime mine

By Justin Katz / July 29, 2020 at 2:52 PM
The Navy is seeking white papers from industry sources capable of producing, testing and delivering a long-range, air-delivered maritime mine, according to a new Navy notice. "Combatant commanders require the capability to accurately emplace maritime mines into contested environments," a request for information published today states. "Mine laying aircraft must fly directly over each planned minefield at low altitude and speed to deliver mines, leaving the aircraft vulnerable to adversary anti-aircraft weapons," the notice continues. The service envisions carrying explosive...

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